Supervisors: Anthony Mannarino, Ph.D. and Alvaro Q. Barriga, Ph.D, and Ashley Dandridge, Ph.D.
The Center for Traumatic Stress for Children and Adolescents (CTSCA) is a specialty clinical-research program for children, adolescents, and their families who have experienced traumatic life events. Interns completing a major rotation through CTSCA will receive training in evaluating traumatized children, as well as training in two treatments that have been developed at the Center: Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and CBT for Children with Traumatic Grief.
Interns that choose a major rotation through CTSCA will be given the opportunity to provide therapy to patients between the ages of 3 and 18 who have experienced some type of trauma, including, but not limited to, sexual abuse, physical abuse, the traumatic and/or unexpected death of a loved one, natural disaster, and/or serious medical conditions. The intern will ideally carry a caseload of 8-9 clients and will receive one hour of scheduled supervision per week with additional supervision as needed. The CTSCA is extensively engaged in the scientific and empirical development and evaluation of culturally sensitive assessments and intervention with children who have experienced traumatic stress. Faculty provide modeling in the scientist-practitioner approach to clinical activity and interns are encouraged to participate in research, as appropriate, based upon their level of experience and career interest.
Special Prerequisites: Prior to being allowed to complete a major CTSCA rotation, interested interns are required to have completed a graduate-level course in developmental psychopathology, and complete a rotation specific interview with the training faculty, as well as and also the online TF-CBT training at https://tfcbt2.musc.edu.
Supervisor: Hilary Rushton, Psy.D.
As part of this rotation, interns obtain experience in the Adult Trauma-Focused Partial Hospitalization Program where they will work with a comprehensive treatment team, including a licensed psychologist, attending psychiatrist, psychiatric residents, psychiatric nurses, and possible psychology graduate practicum students. We serve acute psychiatrically ill adult patients (ages 20+) presenting with a history of trauma, including physical, emotional, interpersonal, sexual, attachment, and medical trauma or other victimization, who are also presenting with severe psychiatric symptoms and mood disorders, including depression, anxiety, OCD, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, and dissociative disorders. This program takes a trauma-informed, inte